Definitions of Signifying

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Usage examples for Signifying

  1. Strange, piteous relics of pretty dwelling- places lay about in the litter, signifying that men and women with some love for the arts of life had lived here in decent comfort. – The Soul of the War by Philip Gibbs
  2. 36. " A noun of multitude, or signifying many, may have the verb and pronoun agreeing with it either in the singular or plural number; yet not without regard to the import of the word, as conveying unity or plurality of idea." – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  3. The origin of this word is thus stated in the Collegian's Guide: At the time of conferring a degree, just as the name of each man to be presented to the Vice- Chancellor is read out, a proctor walks once up and down, to give any person who can object to the degree an opportunity of signifying his dissent, which is done by plucking or pulling the proctor's gown. – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  4. All those tributes which the great " philosopher" was constantly receiving may have been, as Adams said, pleasant food for his vanity, but they were also of practical worth and service, signifying that he was a man of real note and importance in what European statesmen regarded as " the world." – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  5. She paused here- perhaps to give him an opportunity of signifying his assent. – Prince Fortunatus by William Black